Purchased a new (key code included) Windows 98SE installation package from Amazon. After several days of trying to install this OS on my new ACER ASPIRE ONE D255e netbook, the 3.5" floppy will not recognize the external Samsung CD/DVD device to load the OS files.
I got around this hang up by copying and pasting the CD start up disk to a 64gb thumb drive, then click on setup,
This worked flawlessly in copying the OS files to the C;\ drive of the netbook. It went so far as to successfully get to the first "reboot" to the point of recognizing the components on my computer. Then the hang up occurred! Screen said there was insufficient memory to progress; and that I needed to delete other running startup programs, or work with my autoexec.bat or config.sys files.
QUESTION NOW: HOW DO I OVERCOME THIS HANGUP? SECOND QUESTION: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO THE AUTOEXEC OR CONFIG.SYS FILES TO MOVE ON WITH THE INSTALLATION?